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what can we do for you? >> and now, "bbc world news." >> or white house defends the rocky start of health care. whether you deserve better. i apologize. accident. it was a terrorist attack. that is what chinese police are calling the car crash in kinnaman square -- tiannanment square on friday. a new study suggests you consume when you can.
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welcome. the biggest overhaul of american health care in 50 years. president obama spoke in boston, trying to reassure americans. went before aius congressional committee to explain those glitches. warm welcome for president obama. in what felt like a campaign stop, the commander-in-chief served as advisor in chief. >> today the health insurance companies have to abide by some of the strongest consumer protection ever known. >> back on capitol hill, it was
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the president's health secretary kathleen sibelius in the spotlight. in front of a congressional committee, she was forced to address american frustrations of the website failures weeks into the launch. better.eserve i apologize. i am accountable to you for fixing these problems. >> even as she spoke those who tried to log on to got a familiar error message. >> obamacare was signed into law 1002 hundred 56 days ago. since then there have been use their problem after user problem after user problem. >> they demanded to know who is to blame. >> who is responsible for overseeing this project? is it you or your designee? >> hold me accountable. im responsible. >> -- i am responsible.
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>> it will take strong presidential leadership to fix the existing problems. >> for more on political fallout, i am joined by a white house reporter for the liquor co.. is it too early to say whether this is going to be a success, in thet a disaster making? >> i think it is too early to say. there is a lot. the website problems were extraordinarily embarrassing for them. it is a structural problem for can fixram, but if they that that is a big problem off their plate. there is up evil in that market and build -- inability -- there al in thel -- upheav
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market. it is millions of people seeing their policies change. accept if people finally they will have a new health insurance plan, how much has this damage resident obama's credibility with the -- president obama's credibility with the public. the government has a vital role, and the government can work for people. he ran on that. he mentions that often. this obamacare policy is a test of that. if it went well he would be able to convince americans this works and it matters. i think this is calling it into question. this is able to move past struggle and americans get this
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assurance, if he can survive constant republican criticism, they have been pretty successful. to the point where there is data that shows this has been working, he will be able to turn a corner, but it is unclear how it will work. >> you mentioned the idea logical commitment to the idea that the government can be useful in your life. this is such a divide, but do you think in this instant you may have people who have supported the president to have come away from this saying, maybe i was wrong. maybe government isn't the best organization to run health care. good example is a of how they clash. people had a policy that was affordable to them. it may not be of the quality
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president obama has ascribed. they are wondering why they need more that will cost more. program. losers in the there are many winners. there is a number of losers, and that is becoming clear right now. the suv which mysteriously slammed through a security barrier and exploded in kinnaman anmen square may not have been an accident. >> it is clear this is no accident. chinese police say it was a terrorist act, and most extraordinarily they say it was driven by a man, his wife, and his mother who deliberately crashed the vehicle and ignited it.
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immediately after the incident, police cleared away the evidence. they now say the vehicle has license plate registered in the western region, and inside they found knives. state tv has added five suspects linked to the attack cap then arrested. -- have been arrested. they were detained. are still extra police checks in place. the name police have given to the driver indicates he may be from the muslim minority. in the vast area bordering pakistan and afghanistan. 20 million people are of that ethnic root.
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angry at alienated and what they see as obstructions on their religion and culture. several hundred people have died in violence in recent years, with groups attacking government buildings. they fear there could be a security crackdown. this does raise questions. an do police recover extremist flag. why would a man, his wife, and his mother carry out a terrorist attack? what was the grievance? -- >> still at lot of questions. for frenchmen landed in paris after spending three years as
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hostages. all four had been working for a french company which runs a uranium mine where they were captured. the french government denied reports they paid for the release. they spent over a thousand days in captivity, in constant fear of their lives in the heat of the african desert. tearfulmecoming was a celebration, not only for those gathered on the tarmac, but perhaps for the whole country. when they were seized in september 2010, francois hollande was still a journeyman politician. today he came to greet them. he is in dire need of good news
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himself. polls suggest he is the most unpopular incumbent. these negotiations have been long and difficult. we must now use our discretion if we are to win release of the others still being held. the man slept on the floor, said the foreign. it will take time to readjust, but they are in good health. newspaper said 20 million euros was paid to a secret fund operated by the intelligence services. that echoes earlier comments from a member of the group that ransom was paid. at least seven other french one ins are being held. nigeria and four in syria.
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the suspicion surrounding this release will be a source of tension with the united states, and it holds implications for those still at risk. >> a quick look at other news. government forces in the democratic republic of congo have captured one of the last remaining strongholds of the rebel group. officials say the town on the ugandan border is back in government hands. it is the latest in a string of victories. london where two former editors of a british tabloid newspaper are facing charges relating to phone hacking have been told three journalists have pleaded guilty to similar charges. they deny charges of conspiring
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to access voicemail conversations illegally. a decision by israel to build 1300 new settlement homes in east jerusalem has been described as the lord by the united states. prime minister netanyahu announced the plan shortly after israel released when the six palestinian prisoners as part of a deal setting out current peace talks. in brazil, oh gx, an oil company has sought protection from bankruptcy in court. once viewed as one of the top 10 wealthiest people in the world, batista argued he would one day become the richest person on the planet. he is thought to have lost a record $30 billion in just over a year. >> it was at the art deco building in the heart of rio that the tease to empire.
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now it is up for grabs as his reams crumble. hes than two years ago boasted about his latest venture, a new super court to the north of rio. >> the chinese are jealous. rise mirrored those . his corporate videos showed how , telling very wealthy american public television he would soon be the richest person on the planet. >> what do you think your net worth could become in the next 10 years? -- 100 billion. >> making his first millions in mining, batista was not modest about what he wanted himself and his country to be, all ending in
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the suffix of x. the year he lost more than $30 billion. he would like to control almost every aspect of his business, not just mining or exploration, he bought trucking companies. already sold off like many of his assets, it is unlikely to create as many jobs as he romised. in the local community they have convinced themselves that east and his grand plans will bring unlimited benefits.
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when the port project started, we had huge expectations, says the senator. with the thousands of jobs we thought would be created, they simply have not materialized. toing given easy access credit, critics say brazil's government share some of the blame for batista's excesses. was an image not only provided by him and supported that spread by the brazilian press. >> batista was one of the biggest of the generated -- the regeneration ahead of the olympics. his downfall was bad news for the city, but he is bound to bounce back. >> that is a lot of money to lose in just one year. come, get ready for a
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fright this afternoon. hollywood is pulling out the stops with a lot of help from the makeup department. britain the mercury prize will be handed out for the best new album by british or irish bands. among the contenders is none other than david a week, who would be 66 and would be the oldest ever winner. -- none other than david bowie, who would be 66 it would be the oldest ever winner. >> she was working as a receptionist for the symphony orchestra. now she is the favorite for the mercury prize. of theup against some biggest names in music, david bu previous winners arctic monkeys theylso on the short list.
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prize themselves not just on youth and diversity, but there are several artists nominated pop-ebut albums, including up, electronic groups, and disclosure from just outside london as well as the singer- songwriter. without them sales continuing to fall, many regard the influence of this prize as increasing. >> especially as the brits critical.s >> also singer-songwriter james blake, laura marling, irish
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indie band villages, and electronic performer john hopkins. they are all competing to take home the prestigious prizes. >> i'm afraid there's bad news for all you wine lovers out there. a global shortage could be on the way. according to a new report, consumption is on the rise, especially in the u.s. and china, but world production has not managed to keep pace with some of the most prosperous countries. a forng do we have consumers feel the pinch. >> by director was rather disappointed. you have bottles behind you but none to drink. is that going to be the future of this global glut? >> it is possible in that demand
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is going up, and it is not possible to boost supply as readily as one might wish. >> why a supply going up? who is drinking this wine? >> it is going up in the united states am a which is becoming though leading consumer of wine the world as well. as within the commodity one would think producers would move to put supply in line with demand. but unlike beer for which one could simply buy more material and brew more. reduce material will not for three more years. there is a shortfall. >> it is not just that consumption is going up. reduction has fallen. >> production can be regulate -- production has fallen.
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>> production can be regulated. it is also possible to irrigate and fertilize in a way that can boost production. is not just a sitting target. a few years ago we all thought argentina and chile and the new world would produce massive amounts of wine we would be sipping on for years to come. is there wasm oversupply fairly recently. maintainingblem is equilibrium of supply and demand. for years europe was overproducing and there were thatlsory programs continue to go on today, and one can assume that would be
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discontinued. >> are the european streaking as much as americans and chinese? >> they continue to drink more but not as much as they used to. dailys a generation ago consumption with dinner was really the rule. we are actually converging in our consumption pattern. >> are regarding to see prices go up? >> prices won't go up before shelves will go bear. marginallynly go up because they think the industry will respond. i don't think panic is warranted. >> i hope you are right. inc. for coming. -- thanks for coming. teambc world news america will be opening a bottle after the show. not only will hollywood go the
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extra mile with their outfits, but it is also the best time of year for makeup artist who transform people for the night. theme parks like to cash in with fright nights. we have gone behind the scenes. >> there are two ways of becoming a zombie. being bitten by one or being turned. hours of work go into transforming hundreds of actors every night. put on a studios can convincing display with halloween fright night. it just work. it's also a pleasure. >> this is so much fun. it's so much fun scaring people. when he turned around i was in his face, and he screamed, fell down, and crawled into the next room. i chased him.
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to runou can get them away from you or cry, you are doing your job. >> zombies are big this year a brad pitt movie and the series the walking dead. that's good for makeup artists. >> this is it. this is what we work for. everyone calls us up and says, we want to be zombies. we want to be this and that. there is so much work. >> halloween is a big deal across the u.s. but especially in los angeles, where hollywood insiders tend to bring their work home with them and put on a show. but this is the tv producers front garden. he does it every year, and it always pulls in a crowd. about blood and gore
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and more about the fun part of halloween. >> there's a lot of hollywood people here who like to put on shows and try to outdo each other. i think there is a lot of professionals around town who want to try their hand at it. there is friendly competition with halloween displays, and i like this fun. >> back at fright night, just how scary is a bit of a zombie acting and half an hour of makeup? pretty convincing. >> exactly what you would expect from hollywood. i'm just glad my children didn't see that. that brings the program to a close. you can find updates on our 24 hour website. thanks for watching. i will see you back here
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tomorrow on halloween night. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, union bank, and united healthcare. >> my customers can shop around, see who does good work and compare costs. it can also work that way with health care. with united healthcare, i get information on quality ratings of doctors, treatment options, and estimates for how much i'll pay. that helps me and my guys make informed decisions. i don't like guesses with my business and definitely not with our health. >> that's health in numbers. united healthcare. >> at union bank, our relationship managers work hard to understand the industry you
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